VE Day North Killingholme 2020
North Killingholme, 8th May 2020
Thanks to Mike Leeman, Kathleen Robinson and George Turner for the photographs.
Memorial Stone Wreath and Flag
Photos and Notes from Kathleen Robinson
We had a lovely day. Dave and I sat out front and chatted to villagers as they came to have a look. Social distancing of course. Even a complete stranger to the village stopped to have a look.
Later in the afternoon we were joined by three sets of neighbours on our front lawn with glasses and bottles of wine to listen to a young woman in St Crispins who was due to sing at 4PM. She started off with some old sixties songs and finished off with "We'll Meet Again" and "The White Cliffs of Dover". Amazing.
When I looked on Facebook that night I could not believe that so many people had liked my earlier posts and the many comments from around the world. I felt that we had all "joined up" to celebrate what turned out to be a lovely day.
The Sam and Pam Lipfriend chair on the Village Green.
The teddy bear sat in the chair: Dave was born just before war broke out and this chair was sat in by him through the war years.
VE Display, front garden
Wall Board 1 on the right hand side a photo of the Home Guard of North and South Killingholme.
Wall Board 2 is a tribute to two young men from South Killingholme who were killed in WW2.
Knitted poppies; one for each 550 air-man lost on operations during the lifetime of 550 Squadron.